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Options March 10, 2016: Marathaan Week #1

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Artist Track Album Comments Approx. start time
  Intro        
Michel Magne  Two Silhouettes   Options The Fabricated Wilderness  My Premium, which can be yours for pledges of $75 or more!   
Roger Roger and Nino Nardini  Murmuring Leaves   Options Jungle Obsession     
 
Brother Nicky  Good Old Gospel Ship   Options Put No Blame On The Master - Jamaican Gospel Volume Two  1st prize of the night! could be yours for a pledge of $20 or more!  0:14:33 ()
Astley Dixon  Put No Blame on the Master   Options Put No Blame On The Master - Jamaican Gospel Volume Two  1st prize of the night! could be yours for a pledge of $20 or more!  0:16:08 ()
King Radio  Body Life   Options Roosevelt in Trinidad: Calypsos of Events, Places and Personalities, 1933-1939    0:18:21 ()
Markko Polo Adventurers  Yokohama Ferryboat   Options The Fabricated Wilderness  My Premium, which can be yours for pledges of $75 or more!  0:21:43 ()
Unknown Group  Lead Me Through The Darkness   Options Put No Blame On The Master - Jamaican Gospel Volume Two  1st prize of the night! could be yours for a pledge of $20 or more!  0:24:50 ()
 
Joan La Barbara  Thunder   Options Tapesongs  with Bruce Ditmas  0:32:15 ()
Bruce Ditmas  Side Looking Radar Image   Options Yellow Dust  This LP copy can be yours for a pledge of $20 or more!  0:34:11 ()
Mandingo  Mandingo   Options Primeval Rhythm of Life    0:40:22 ()
Gene Rains   Africa   Options The Fabricated Wilderness  My Premium, which can be yours for pledges of $75 or more!  0:43:33 ()
Bruce Ditmas  Aural Suspension   Options Yellow Dust    0:48:18 ()
Emerald Web  Flight of the Raven   Options The Stargate Tapes 1979-1982  This CD copy can be yours for a pledge of $20 or more!  0:54:09 ()
Fang-Teng Lee  Flowers on a Rainy Night   Options Sound of Magic Saw    0:56:32 ()
Rex Kona and His Mandarins  Bird Train   Options The Fabricated Wilderness  My Premium, which can be yours for pledges of $75 or more!  1:00:15 ()
Emerald Web  Valley of the Birds   Options The Stargate Tapes 1979-1982  This CD copy can be yours for a pledge of $20 or more!  1:01:07 ()
Mar Mar Aye  Someday He Will Return   Options Princess Nicotine: Folk And Pop Sounds Of Myanmar (Burma) Vol. 1  This LP copy can be yours for a pledge of $20 or more!  1:11:06 ()
Sun City Girls  Radio Morocco   Options Grotto of Miracles    1:13:09 ()
 
J.D. Emmanuel  Part II: Prayer   Options Wizards  This CD copy can be yours for a pledge of $20 or more!  1:21:58 ()
Holger Czukay  Late Night Radio   Options Radio Wave Surfer    1:24:52 ()
Jean-Pierre Massiera   Turn Radio On   Options Turn Radio On    1:28:20 ()
The Left Banke  Coca-Cola Radio Spot   Options Things Go Better with Coke    1:31:24 ()
J.D. Emmanuel  Part IV: Expanding Into The Universe   Options Wizards  This CD copy can be yours for a pledge of $20 or more!  1:32:31 ()
 
Charles Mingus  Myself When I Am Real   Options Mingus Plays Piano (Spontaneous Compositions And Improvisations)  This LP copy can be yours for a pledge of $20 or more!  1:42:22 ()
Eden Ahbez  The Old Boat   Options The Fabricated Wilderness  My Premium, which can be yours for pledges of $75 or more!  1:49:43 ()
Tropicals  Amazon River   Options Urubamba    1:52:38 ()
Bernard Lubat  Bahia Bossa Nova   Options TeleMusic - Vibraphones    1:55:08 ()
Charles Mingus  Meditations for Moses   Options Mingus Plays Piano (Spontaneous Compositions And Improvisations)  This LP copy can be yours for a pledge of $20 or more!  1:56:53 ()
 
Sun Araw  Treaty   Options The Inner Treaty  This LP copy can be yours for a pledge of $20 or more! Don't sleep on this one!  2:08:44 ()
Frank & Jo Byers  Polynesian Fantasy Theme Song (Bubbles & Waterfall)   Options The Fabricated Wilderness  My Premium, which can be yours for pledges of $75 or more!  2:15:35 ()
David Pritchard  Under the Palms   Options Nocturnal Earthworm Stew    2:17:26 ()
Sun Araw  Grip   Options The Inner Treaty  This LP copy can be yours for a pledge of $20 or more! Don't sleep on this one!  2:20:53 ()
 
Sun Ra  The Music Is Like a Mirror   Options My Way is the Spaceways    2:28:49 ()
Sun Ra  Love in Outer Space   Options The Night Of The Purple Moon    2:39:33 ()
 
Peter Reno  The Lost World   Options DeWolfe - Polaris    2:50:04 ()
Gianni Safred And His Electronic Instruments  Spheres   Options Music Scene - Electronic Designs    2:52:35 ()
Inoyama Land  Meine Reflexionen   Options Danzindan Pojidon    2:55:53 ()


Listener comments!

Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 6:17pm Flash Strap:

Hello all you explorers and friends! Just a quick obligatory tutorial on how to best and most effectively donate to this show: blogfiles.wfmu.org...
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 6:21pm Gary:

To be sure that your pledge is credited to Explorer's Room, you must:

(1) Pledge by clicking the PLEDGE NOW button on this page.
(2) Make sure "Explorer's Room" is selected in the program drop-down menu.
(3) Click the + (plus) button where it says CLICK TO ADD SHOW.
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 6:22pm Flash Strap:

Hi Gary! Or just do what Gary says.
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 6:59pm ndbob:

evening Evan, Gary. everyone!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:00pm Gary:

Let the pledging begin!
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 7:01pm hyde:

hello from my crap work laptop. tonight i vow to recover from last night's 1-2 punch tech tragedy and actually pledge some $$$
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:02pm Gary:

Gah, did your computer completely die, Hyde?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/10/16 7:02pm Carmichael:

Heya Flash and pledgers. I am a swag for life member. I anxiously await my mini boombox avatar.
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:02pm Flash Strap:

Hi Bob! Hi Hyde! Hi all you beautiful people out there in the dark!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:03pm Flash Strap:

So sorry to hear that, Hyde. Shit!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:03pm Flash Strap:

Hi Carmichael!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:03pm Gary:

My cat wants to pledge for this track, but he also asks that you turn up the bird sounds "more higher"
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:04pm Flash Strap:

cats love birds, but can have no money. just facts, people
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:05pm ndbob:

Sorry Hyde!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 7:07pm Dave in Vermont:

Hey Flashstrap. I was so excited when I found your show and I usually end up listening to archives when I can. I have actually been discover os much more of GTDR (and Ichiban) this week. I don't want to try to figure out how to split up my pledge between the couple dozen favorite DJs and plus the ones I might not know about or appreciate yet. But I did want to let you know that I appreciate your show. Thanks. Have a great marathon.
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 7:07pm hyde:

super aggravating. my hard drive failed and then i found out the wfmu app doesnt work on my phone! argh. but i go on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 7:10pm melinda:

hi everyone!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:11pm Gary:

We'll take words of praise, Dave!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 7:11pm melinda:

My cat doesn't respond to the bird sounds, I think old age has dulled her.
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:12pm ndbob:

Hi Melinda!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:12pm Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda! Wonderful to see you
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:13pm Gary:

I found several Jamaican gospel CDs out in Jamaica, Queens, last summer, actually. This is terrific, btw
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/10/16 7:13pm Uncle Michael:

Hey Hey Hey!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:14pm ndbob:

Hi UM
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:15pm Flash Strap:

Hi Hi Hi Uncle!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:15pm Gary:

Love the guitar on this one
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 7:16pm melinda:

This Jamaican gospel is great.
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:16pm Flash Strap:

So gnarly, the glory of a cheap amp
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:17pm ndbob:

Yep it is
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 7:18pm hyde:

heh, i sympathize with dave. trying to divvy out pledges to wfmu dj's is like a parent trying to pick a favorite child. (and yeah i know it all goes to the same place, but still...)
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:19pm ndbob:

Right Hyde - I wish i could give to everyone - but I can't
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 7:22pm listener james from westwood:

Aargh, was detained at dinner! I specifically said I have a date on a South Sea island and I was not to be delayed!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:22pm Flash Strap:

Listener James! Why Hellllllllo
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 7:23pm listener james from westwood:

How do, Flash Strap and all!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:23pm Gary:

Pledge $75 or more and you can get the terrific CD Mr. Flash put together with this lovely track on it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/10/16 7:25pm JtotheK:

good evening everyone!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:26pm Gary:

Thank you, James!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:26pm Gary:

Melinda! Thanks!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:27pm Gary:

Jason! Charles! Uncle Michael! Bob! THANK YOU
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/10/16 7:28pm JtotheK:

*and you are quite welcome! I tend to tune in via the archives - always enjoy the program (and many others)!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 7:31pm melinda:

OMG, thanks! I didn't realize pre-pledging made me eligible. Score!
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 7:31pm listener james from westwood:

I don't say this lightly: I wish my mom—who was enough of a freak for Martin Denny and his tribe of musical explorers that she crisscrossed Manhattan back in the Mad Men era looking for Tak Shindo records—were alive to hear this lush and adventurous program each week. Thank you, thank you, Evan, and of course, Doug for inviting him to the GTDR team.
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:31pm Flash Strap:

Hi Jtothe K!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:32pm Flash Strap:

Our collective pleasure, Melinda! You're the best
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:32pm Gary:

ALL PLEDGES OF $20 or more ARE ELIGIBLE FOR PRIZES AS THEY COME UP -- 3 PRIZES an HOUR. PLEDGE! PLEDGE! PLEDGE!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:32pm Flash Strap:

I stand in awe of the kindness of your words, James
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:33pm ndbob:

Congrats Melinda!
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 7:33pm hyde:

holy heck! i had no idea that Joan la Barbara was married to Morton Subotnick. this is like when i found our Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle were sisters.
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 7:34pm Mayuko:

Good evening Evan, Gary, and everyone. Just woke up- having flu :( These album covers look great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 7:34pm melinda:

This song sounded like it was going to turn into Heart of Glass.
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:34pm Flash Strap:

This LP is INSANE-- Mini-moog galore!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:35pm Flash Strap:

Hey Mayuko, sorry you're so sick!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:35pm Gary:

Oh, man -- very sad to hear that, Mayuko :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 7:35pm melinda:

@James: that's a nice remembrance of your mom.
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 7:37pm listener james from westwood:

Mayuko, you've been MC'ing behind the scenes and getting these how-to-pledge graphics all set while sick?! Good heavens, you are a hero of the revolution. I do hope the weekend brings some relief.
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 7:38pm hyde:

feel better, Mayuko!
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 7:38pm listener james from westwood:

@melinda: Thanks. I still have her vinyl of various Denny and Baxter hits back at my dad's. And at least one or two Ymas. She prepared me for a life of WFMU listenership.
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:40pm Gary:

Get in the running for the Bruce Ditmas krazee drummin's album! $20 pledge or more
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:41pm Flash Strap:

that's so wonderful, James. I'd love to know more about how she felt about that music
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 7:41pm Mayuko:

ahh, thank you for your kind words, james & hyde, and thank you so so much for being big supporters of the drummer stream! not only in terms of pledges but also your presence and encouragement.
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:42pm Flash Strap:

don't you want to ddrop that Ditmas on you turntable and just LOSE YOUR MIND
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:42pm ndbob:

Sorry Mayuko!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 7:44pm melinda:

Hope you feel better Mayuko.
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 7:44pm Mayuko:

I kinda wish I wasn't a staff during this marathon, so that I could enter many of these drawings. I mean, we all easily spend $20 on cds and records anyway, if it helps the show/station that's even better.
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:44pm Flash Strap:

i feel the same way mayuko
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 7:46pm Mayuko:

thank you so much, melinda and ndbob!!! I'm happy that there's always a sense of community here on the drummer stream, and you two are big help of that too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/10/16 7:46pm Uncle Michael:

I feel your pain, Mayuko!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 7:47pm melinda:

I agree with whoever said it was tough deciding how to divvy up the pledge among DJs. So many good shows, hard choices.
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 7:47pm Mayuko:

haha, I guess all the staffers feel the same right now, Uncle Michael! it's really a huge bummer, actually.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/10/16 7:49pm Uncle Michael:

The best part is giving away CDs I don't have, myself!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:50pm Gary:

JUST TWO PEOPLE ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE BRUCE DITMAS!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:52pm Gary:

Thank you, Morgan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 7:55pm melinda:

When I was first exploring WFMU and not really paying attention to which show I was listening to an Emerald Web number was one of the first songs to grab my attention.
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 7:55pm listener james from westwood:

@Flash, Mom adored it. When she first heard "Quiet Village," she didn't get the name or composer, so she called radio stations to whistle it and see if the DJs could ID it for them. She played Yma Sumac and the rest for me from an early age and told me, tongue in cheek, the Amy Camus fable re: Yma when most of my friends were still playing with Fisher-Price toys. When they began coming out with the Ultra-Lounge series and they had that Exotica one, it was a lead-pipe cinch for her next birthday. And she of course dug it.
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:56pm Flash Strap:

Thanks Morgan, you happy caveman you
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:57pm ndbob:

Excellent show as always Evan - always a pleasure to listen and pledge to such a great show - can stick in chat and catch the rest later
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:57pm Flash Strap:

always so grand to have you bob
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 7:57pm hyde:

whoaaaa, this song!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:57pm Flash Strap:

that is so moving and fascinating, james
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 7:58pm hyde:

sayonara, ndb!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:58pm Gary:

PLEDGE ALERT: Thank you Christoper in Attleboro, MA (he knows who he is) ... you'll be eligible for upcoming prize!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 7:59pm Flash Strap:

your mom sounds like a wonderful person. i can't believe this whistling story. i might have to have you tell it to me again sometime
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 8:00pm Gary:

$20 gets you in the running for The Stargate Tapes:


To be sure that your pledge is credited to Explorer's Room, you must:

(1) Pledge by clicking the PLEDGE NOW button on this page.
(2) Make sure "Explorer's Room" is selected in the program drop-down menu.
(3) Click the + (plus) button where it says CLICK TO ADD SHOW.
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 8:00pm hyde:

hmm, whoever that totally anonymous person may be, i thought he said no swag?
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 8:00pm hyde:

i mean he/she
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/10/16 8:01pm Uncle Michael:

Prizes aren't swag!
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 8:01pm hyde:

this is the greatest day of my life, or it would be if i was that person
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 8:01pm melinda:

Valley of the Birds is one of my favorites, probably the one I first heard on WFMU.
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 8:03pm Mayuko:

wow, just scrolled up and read all your mom story, james, that's really nice. parents who have love/appreciation in music/art are the best! I saw another long time wfmu listener shared pretty cool story of his mom on comment board before. Now I'm curious to hear more mom stories of the station listeners.
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 8:03pm Flash Strap:

so good! the whole cassette version of Valley of the Birds is here, by the way

soundsofthedawn.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 8:06pm melinda:

Thanks for the link Flash!
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 8:07pm listener james from westwood:

@Mayuko: Thanks very kindly. I too dig when folks talk about their parental musical roots. Somewhere on one of Sheila B's earliest playlists, when she was in a dawn-chaser slot, I shared something about my mom and how much she dug frequent Sheila fave the Alan Parsons Project.
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 8:07pm Gary:

Give it up for the bird(call)s!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 8:09pm Gary:

I do love that track
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 8:12pm listener james from westwood:

"Princess Nicotine" would also be a great name for the heroine of an anime.
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 8:14pm ndbob:

@James Your mother sounds wonderful - trying to picture my mom playing Yma for me - that would not have happened:)
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 8:15pm Flash Strap:

i wish i could know how a kid would hear Yma
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 8:18pm melinda:

@bob: haha! Mine would not have played Yma either. My dad was the music explorer in my family, but my mom did buy us the original recordings for Hair and JC Superstar which I loved. When I asked her recently what inspired her, she couldn't remember. Maybe a relative who was into musicals.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 8:19pm melinda:

And congrats on the prize, Bob!
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 8:19pm listener james from westwood:

@ndbob: Thanks; she was pretty darn unique.
@Flash: I already had free run of the B'way and movie LPs, but for some reason never put one of those on. So one day she did.
This all made for odd chats with fellow students. They'd be all like, "What's yer favorite record?" and I'd flash back to the previous night when I did my homework to Gordon Jenkins's "Manhattan Tower."
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 8:20pm Gary:

Get in the running for WIZARDS -- $20 pledge and this awesomeness could be yours!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/10/16 8:20pm Uncle Michael:

My mom was all about her, me and Leonard Bernstein's young people's concerts.
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 8:22pm Flash Strap:

this is such a crucial record, synth-lovers
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 8:23pm Gary:

PLEDGE! PLEDGE! PLEDGE!
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 8:23pm listener james from westwood:

@melinda: Yes! Mom let me listen to "Hair" at quite a young age for some of the content. Good that you had it on both sides. Dad wasn't as into records or music as Mom still was when I came along, but they both saw the glories of Broadway in the 50s and 60s and bought the original cast albums I'd later dig into.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/10/16 8:24pm JtotheK:

this is a perfect example of why I enjoy this program (and many others on WFMU) so very much - I was not familiar with 'Wizards' but having heard it will seek it out! this is great.
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 8:25pm ndbob:

@Melinda Thanks! My mom was an Elvis fan though - she had me buy her a sheet of the Elvis stamps when they came out
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 8:25pm Mayuko:

yah! I loved that Wizard very much too! will check it out!
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 8:27pm hyde:

whoa, i'm way behind. i love both ljfw's mom story *and* Wizard!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/10/16 8:28pm Uncle Michael:

A cover of Wack Wack?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 8:29pm melinda:

Great cover!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 8:29pm Flash Strap:

PLEEEEEEEEDGE me hearties! The ship must sail on and on forever like the wand'rings of Captain Kidd, bringing light to the corners world like the opposite of the wand'rings of Captain Cook
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 8:31pm Minnesota Jeff:

Do pledges for Give the Drummer Some shows need to be done online? Or can I do phone?
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 8:32pm Gary:

JEFF: To be sure that your pledge is credited to Explorer's Room, you must:

(1) Pledge by clicking the PLEDGE NOW button on this page.
(2) Make sure "Explorer's Room" is selected in the program drop-down menu.
(3) Click the + (plus) button where it says CLICK TO ADD SHOW.
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 8:32pm Gary:

And, yes, only online
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 8:32pm Flash Strap:

don't hesitate to pledge to snag your Wizards copy so you can DEEP-TRANCE the electronic space
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 8:33pm Flash Strap:

Hello and welcome, Minnesota Jeff!
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 8:33pm Alex In Illinois:

@Uncle Michael: that's what I thought too, but I could not remember the artist who does wack wack, and I was not sure if anyone else knew the wack wack tune.
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 8:34pm Flash Strap:

sad to say, i don't know this wack wack we're talking about, but massiera does seem to tend towards unattributed "covers"
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 8:35pm Flash Strap:

And Hi Alex!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 8:36pm melinda:

Young-Holt Unlimited did Wack Wack.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/10/16 8:36pm JtotheK:

the only wack wack i know is the young holt trio...the brunswick 45...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 8:37pm Minnesota Jeff:

Just put in $20 to get in the running for Wizards!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 8:39pm Gary:

PLEDGE ALERT!! THANK YOU JEFF in Mendota Heights, Minnesota!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/10/16 8:41pm JtotheK:

good call on the mingus...i dug the lp out (somewhat) recently, it's great!
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 8:41pm Alex In Illinois:

I know Wack-Wack from a compilation called Big Noise, with each cut by a different artist, and yes, that sound right, I think it as credited to The Young-Holt Trio. Maybe the CD is handy, I'll see if I can find it in less than a minute.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 8:41pm melinda:

Congrats Jeff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 8:41pm Minnesota Jeff:

Evan, this is honestly the single best Music program I have heard on WFMU in the decade or so I have been listening. Its an absolute treasure and its hard to imagine anyone but you could have achieved this. Your passion and exuberance for a sometimes maligned or forgotten realm of the music world is a real inspiration. Ive always wanted to have an experts guide for the worlds of Lounge, Exotica, library music, nature sound collections etc. -- and then WOOSH! Here you are! THANK YOU.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 8:42pm Minnesota Jeff:

Oh shit! I WON! ::does the running man::
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 8:42pm Alex In Illinois:

Found it! Well, the digitized copy on my hard drive, and yes, it is credited to the Young Holt Trio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 8:43pm coelacanth:

greetings Evan and Explorers
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 8:43pm Flash Strap:

Oh my god, Jeff

that is the nicest thing you can say to a person
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 8:44pm hyde:

honestly, i just had a whole wfmu tribute post typed out, but Minnesota Jeff's is much better
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 8:44pm Alex In Illinois:

Evan, from what part of the world are you doing the show? I recall that it was St. Louis, at one point.
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 8:44pm Flash Strap:

used to be, now I'm in North Carolina
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 8:45pm hyde:

hiya coelecanth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 8:45pm melinda:

Young-Holt must have recorded under somewhat different names. I got a compilation of their songs off iTunes because I kept hearing one of them used on Fresh Air as filler and liked it. Soulful Strut.
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 8:45pm Flash Strap:

coelecanth! Hello, friend!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 8:46pm melinda:

Well said, Jeff.
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 8:46pm Flash Strap:

Young-Holt is so good
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 8:47pm Flash Strap:

seriously jeff, i'm in actual tears. it means a lot to hear something like that. reminds you that you exist. i am so glad to have listeners like you

you are all loved, all of you here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 8:49pm Minnesota Jeff:

I can remember when I first noticed the "Explorers room with Flash Strap" show up in the WFMU apps list of recent archives, and I was like "What is this show?" and read the description and was like "Well, fmu descriptions are pretty wild at times, but this guy seems like he's got something else up his sleeve." and when I heard an recording of an explorers journey into jungles, and the bird sounds, and the lush tones. It just hit the pocket dead on. Yer killing it, man!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 8:50pm coelacanth:

that is Beautiful Jeff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/10/16 8:51pm JtotheK:

@melinda - if you dig soulful strut -- check out barbara acklin's 'am i the same girl' -- it's the soulful strut backing but really great vocal track!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 8:51pm Flash Strap:

thanks my brother exot
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 8:51pm coelacanth:

hi hyde!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 8:53pm Flash Strap:

seriously, how great was that Mingus?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/10/16 8:53pm JtotheK:

and Jeff -- well said. i also was somewhat familiar with lounge/exotica/library records, but not all that much. i've learned a lot from this show, and have started to look for lounge/exotica records on a more regular basis ... library records would be nice to find, but they aren't all that common 'in the field' around here...
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 8:53pm Flash Strap:

I think I'll play another in a second
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/10/16 8:54pm JtotheK:

so thanks so much Flash Strap for this show!
(and yes - that Mingus really is superb!)
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 8:54pm Gary:

Time's running out to get in on the terrific Mingus album
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 8:54pm hyde:

does anyone know anything about the vocalist on that Tropicals LP? she's amazing...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/10/16 8:55pm JtotheK:

and re: Mingus -- that reminds me i've yet to read his autobiography 'beneath the underdog' ... which from what i understand is quite interesting...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 8:55pm melinda:

@JtotheK: Yes! like that one too and wondered about the connection.
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 8:55pm Flash Strap:

can you imagine dropping the needle on that Mingus LP? you might not have to JUST IMAGINE
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 8:56pm Minnesota Jeff:

Oh and people should really get in the running for that "Science if Fiction" DVD from Criterion whenever its on the block. Its EXCELLENT. 3 Discs and a really nice thick booklet.
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 8:57pm Gary:

To be sure that your pledge is credited to Explorer's Room, you must:

(1) Pledge by clicking the PLEDGE NOW button on this page.
(2) Make sure "Explorer's Room" is selected in the program drop-down menu.
(3) Click the + (plus) button where it says CLICK TO ADD SHOW.

See: blogfiles.wfmu.org...
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 8:57pm Flash Strap:

i don't know who is singing on that one, Hyde, but it was an Oscar Rocchi composition. if i find out i'll let you know. that whole album is a STUNNER by the way
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 8:58pm Flash Strap:

seconding what Jeff says: that thing is the business
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 8:59pm Minnesota Jeff:

To add to gary - if your a Swag for Life member and are confused if you will be "double billed" etc, Joe McGasko is on the case and he rights all wrongs. Just make sure you put the amount you want from your overall total and choose "One Time" not per month. Also, choose "send me a bill". Joes Soldiers will handle the rest.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 8:59pm coelacanth:

i didn't click the + button; but i did make a note of it in the comments box.
...was it received? (from richard in new paltz)
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:00pm Gary:

I'll take a look, Richard!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:01pm Gary:

The plus sign + is all important ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 9:04pm Minnesota Jeff:

Whoa, nice work on not mangling Menomonie! Its not quite "Me No Money" but its what people like to say. "Men Oh Munny" is closer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 9:05pm coelacanth:

crap. i have to spread my donation thinly enough as it is.
...i did pledge twice before tonight on alternate streams and they went through without me having hit the +.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 9:05pm Minnesota Jeff:

Or rather, "Men On Munny"
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:07pm Gary:

Love this already
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:08pm Flash Strap:

That sucks, C. But I'm so thankful for your pledges
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/10/16 9:09pm JtotheK:

great show tonight -- i gotta head out, will catch the rest via the archives. thanks again!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:09pm Flash Strap:

so glad Jeff. it was a shot on the dark
  Thu. 3/10/16 9:11pm walkingtrees:

ahoy!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:12pm Flash Strap:

hey brother Tree!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:12pm Flash Strap:

been meaning to drop you a line, by the way
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 9:13pm Minnesota Jeff:

Sun Araw is fantastic and so is that album art.
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 9:13pm Alex In Illinois:

Where is the "Pledge Now" button? I tried clicking all over the black rectangle with the dog and cow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 9:13pm Minnesota Jeff:

Starburst on the opposite side of the COw Dog
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 9:14pm listener james from westwood:

It's the white starburst on the right.
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:14pm Flash Strap:

should be on the right side, Alex. it might not be showing up right if you're not seeing it
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 9:15pm coelacanth:

i just looked at the email. it was credited toward sinner's crossroads.
...at least i like Kevin, though i rarely listen to his show.
  Thu. 3/10/16 9:15pm walkingtrees:

you did! it is i whose turn it is to reply. i'm gonna muster up a few dollas to donate here
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:15pm Flash Strap:

here's the link if it's still not working: wfmu.org...
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:16pm Gary:

PLEASE SEE THESE IMPORTANT PLEDGE INSTRUCTIONS C/O MAYUKO: blogfiles.wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 9:17pm Minnesota Jeff:

coelacanth - I one time accidentally fumbled a pledge and ended up winning something from a show I wasn't listening to! Ended up being a cool folk guitar album!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:17pm Flash Strap:

i was still meaning to hit you up, for reasons that will be clear when i do

and all dollas count. they are bullets for the revolution, people
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 9:18pm coelacanth:

haha! that's great Jeff!
  Thu. 3/10/16 9:21pm walkingtrees:

sounds good evan!
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 9:21pm Alex In Illinois:

I just started up that super slow browser, Google Chrome, and it is visible only there, but not with Internet Explorer. Maybe if I try compatibility view . . .
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 9:23pm coelacanth:

i actually considered saying don't put me in the running for prizes (though that Mingus...)
... i've pledged 3X before tonight and won something at least 2 of those times (i think all 3, but my computer failed and i lost the signal when she drew for the prize)
it'd be ironic and funny if i won something from sinner's crossroads while trying to pledge to Explorers room!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:23pm Doug Schulkind:

I'm not able to fucus on this here National Treasure of a Radio Show (NTRS) because I am just now sitting down to furious work on tomorrow morning's Certified Broadcast Disaster (CBD). Flash Strap I adore you and am so glad you spelunked into my life.

I urge everyone to toss a coin or two into the upturned pith helmet!

(1) Go here: wfmu.org...
(2) Enter a pledge amount
(3) Be sure to click the + button labeled "Click to Add Show" (it looks like this: blogfiles.wfmu.org...)
(4) Give yourself a pat on the back. Not a pat of butter, just a regular pat.
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 9:25pm listener james from westwood:

Mmmm ... butter-back ....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 9:25pm coelacanth:

may i eat a pat of butter too? cuz, i just did.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 9:27pm coelacanth:

Gary Thanks for posting Mayuko's instruction.
- it's weird then that my other pledges went to where they were meant to.
  Thu. 3/10/16 9:28pm walkingtrees:

dollas successfully put in tha pan!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:30pm Doug Schulkind:

Your pledges melt hearts AND butter!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:30pm Gary:

Get in the running for this terrific album! $20 for a chance to win ... pledge!
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 9:31pm hyde:

@Doug somehow I think the CBD will be a YAARS (Yet Another Amazing Radio Show)
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:31pm Flash Strap:

Doug, adoration is a two-way street but I daresay the traffic is heaviest heading from my house and going in your direction. Thank you for giving me the chance to do Explorers Room, and then letting me keep doing it once you heard what it would be like

and good lord people, we all know Doug has never done a radio disaster! If for no other reason, pledge because Doug is humanity's best face and his voice should be on-air until the earth cracks in two
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:32pm Flash Strap:

Thanks Walkingtrees, you nobleman!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:33pm Flash Strap:

40 acres and a moon
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 9:33pm coelacanth:

i Love this!
  Thu. 3/10/16 9:33pm walkingtrees:

Le Sony'r Ra for president
  Thu. 3/10/16 9:33pm walkingtrees:

de nada
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 9:33pm Ike:

If Chrome is slow for you, @Alex, then you have a pretty strange machine. On most, Chrome is the fastest and Internet Exploder is the slowest. No surprise that the link in the cow-dog banner doesn't work in IE, because IE is the pits. Looks good in Firefox. LOVE THE SHOW.
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:34pm Flash Strap:

shit, i was gonna only play part of this but now i'm fixated
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:34pm Gary:

It's hypnotic
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:34pm Flash Strap:

Hi IkE! Thanks for the love
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 9:34pm hyde:

if everyone had some collateral, everyone would have some credit...too true, too true
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/10/16 9:35pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

He's just too damned heavy. Or is that Zero G ??...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 9:36pm coelacanth:

yeah, even just a satellite!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:36pm Gary:

Did You Know? You can possibly win this terrific LP: blogfiles.wfmu.org...
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:37pm Gary:

Pledge $20 to be in the running
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:37pm Flash Strap:

i mean, it's science fiction based in earthly racial politics/economics, reorienting back-to-Africa separatism as a cosmic exodus, redefining the social "other" as a living myth:::::GENIUS
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:37pm northguineahills:

This is the second marathon I can't contribute. I've liquidated all of my assets, retirement funds, savings, etc. If I don't find a jobby job in NYC by June, then I'm moving in w/ one my brothers in FL where I've been offered a job before, but my wife has a good job here. Salud....
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:37pm Flash Strap:

You HAVE TO HAVE THIS, I KNOW YOU
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:38pm Gary:

And, need I remind anyone that a pledge of $75 means they can choose to get a copy of Mr. Flashy's thrill-packed FABRICATED WILDERNESS
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 9:38pm Mayuko:

Been listening in bed - going back to sleep again. This show has been very soothing for me and my aching muscles! Thank you Evan.
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:38pm Gary:

Oh, man -- our thoughts & prayers are pointed job-ward for you, NGH
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/10/16 9:39pm Uncle Michael:

Hang in thee NGH. You're support is tangible, irrespective of its economic utility.
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 9:39pm hyde:

good luck, ngh
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:40pm northguineahills:

Thanks lads and lasses, it's been a crazy year(s).
  Thu. 3/10/16 9:40pm walkingtrees:

echoing the good luck...my lady friend is looking for a new job after the company folded.
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:41pm northguineahills:

Oh, and muchas gracias for Sun Ra!
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 9:41pm Mayuko:

I wish you good luck too, northguineahills!
  Thu. 3/10/16 9:42pm walkingtrees:

what's the total goal trying to be reached? i see that we are 37% there....is that total or for explorer's room contribution?
  Thu. 3/10/16 9:42pm walkingtrees:

SPACE IS DEEP
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 9:43pm Alex In Illinois:

If you choose to go swag-free, then the shows you are crediting to are removed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/10/16 9:43pm Uncle Michael:

That's the goal for this episode of this show. The station needs to raise 1.2 million.
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:43pm Doug Schulkind:

Pledge to Explorers Room, even though WFMU's marathon pages are calling it Explorer's Room. Pledge if you can't figure out what the hell I'm talking about!

PLEDGE HERE: wfmu.org...
PLEDGE LIKE THIS: blogfiles.wfmu.org...
  Thu. 3/10/16 9:44pm walkingtrees:

aww man, thanks!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:44pm northguineahills:

One question, I haven't seen Kenzo in a while, but I can't get the marathon map to load, anyone else try?
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:45pm Gary:

Marathon Map I don't think is happening this year
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 9:45pm Minnesota Jeff:

PEOPLE -- GO FOR THIS DVD. If you are listening to this show you will LOVE THIS DVD SET.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/10/16 9:45pm Uncle Michael:

No map.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 9:46pm melinda:

I agree with your science/art-failure assessment.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 9:46pm Minnesota Jeff:

Marathon Map?
  Thu. 3/10/16 9:47pm walkingtrees:

hey folks, check out fandor for exquisite film...they do a rotating criterion selection among so many other great movies
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 9:47pm hyde:

haha, this is some righteous manifesto stuff
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:49pm northguineahills:

ahhh, the marathon map has been my favorite thing to peruse every year. I got my now wife to donate one year b/c I pointed out no one had donated from Mexico.
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:51pm northguineahills:

Heck, If Kenzo is busy, I can program KML files utilizing google maps, it's what I do!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:51pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Hi @NGH. WFMU turned that off; see Snortley 1:05pm here: wfmu.org...
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:52pm ndbob:

all the best NGH!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 9:52pm Minnesota Jeff:

Oh, the Google Map that showed all the donations. Ah. okay.
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:53pm Flash Strap:

hate to hear the ways you're economically oppressed brother NGH. Your presence is the real matter of import anyway: you are a treasured explorer
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:53pm Flash Strap:

heh you know it hyde. WFMU has radicalized me. i'm one of those outside agitators
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:53pm Gary:

Just a few minutes left to pledge and get in the running for the Jean Painleve Science is FICTION Criterion DVD!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:54pm Flash Strap:

LISTEN TO JEFF PEOPLE THIS THING IS WACKADOO CRAZY GOOD
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:54pm Flash Strap:

right on, melinda
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 9:54pm quinn:

i lurv dis
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:55pm Gary:

Look! Naked people: blogfiles.wfmu.org...
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:55pm Flash Strap:

hi Quinn!
  Thu. 3/10/16 9:55pm walkingtrees:

took the bait
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:56pm Gary:

Did I say "Naked"? I meant "Naked in their ambition to win the Science is FICTION DVD"
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:56pm Flash Strap:

Thanks Gary that was very sexy stuff, the sort of thing that I like
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 9:56pm melinda:

Me too. No naked people at above link.
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:57pm Gary:

I was addressing that to all of the naked people out there in the audience
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:57pm Gary:

e.g., "Look, naked people ..."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/10/16 9:57pm Not Entirely Naked:

hmm
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:58pm northguineahills:

danke Flash, I'm in emergency mode now. I can use all of the moral boosting I can get.
  Thu. 3/10/16 9:58pm walkingtrees:

it has been unusually warm here in colorado...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 9:58pm Minnesota Jeff:

He meant, "If you like the movie NAKED PREY, check this out" Which was released by criterion, and is a jungle movie. So...it all works.
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 9:58pm northguineahills:

Thanks Kenzo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 9:59pm coelacanth:

oh. i thought you were saying "look,naked people..."
(and i didn't click it because i'm not naked...at least not to the naked eye.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/10/16 9:59pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks for the wonderful show, Evan. Thanks for your support, everyone!
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 9:59pm hyde:

@ngh just hang in there, dude. i can sympathize.
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 9:59pm listener james from westwood:

Always a blast, Evan. Thanks to you, Gary, and all!!
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 10:00pm hyde:

good night, all!
Avatar    Thu. 3/10/16 10:01pm listener james from westwood:

Holy christmas! Thanks many times over for the moving pictures and the kind words!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 10:01pm melinda:

Thanks for the show, Flash!
  Thu. 3/10/16 10:01pm walkingtrees:

good luck with the drive y'all!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 10:01pm Doug Schulkind:

OK, now I can set my sights on preparing my CBD!
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 10:01pm Gary:

Thank you everyone for your thrill-packed pledges, and Evan for the thrill-packed show after show after show you bring us!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/10/16 10:01pm coelacanth:

sad to hear it ngh. be optimistic -we're all in your corner.

Thanks Evan. 'sorry i screwed up my pledge.
ciao people.
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 10:03pm Flash Strap:

the naked Prey is AMAZING btw
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 10:04pm Flash Strap:

thanks to all of you! ALL OF YOU

and coelacanth, don't feel blue: your pledge went to the right place in the end
Avatar Thu. 3/10/16 10:05pm Flash Strap:

NGH hit me up if I can provide any additional cheer. I have lots and lots. I care about you, man
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